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Urban Futures: Critical Commentaries on Shaping the City

Опубликовано на портале: 24-11-2006
London, New York: Routledge, 2003, 280 с.
This collection brings together commentaries from a wide range of contemporary disciplines relevant to urban culture, form and society. The book concerns cities in the broadest sense, not just as buildings and spaces, but also as processes and events or sites of occupation, in which meanings are constructed in many ways. The contributors draw on their specialist areas of research to inform current debate, but they also speculate as to how cities will be shaped in the 21st century. Specific areas of research include homeless people's organizations, restoration ecology, post-industrial urban landscapes, cyberspace as a site (or not) of community, post-industrial economics, tourism, cultural planning and the relation of urbanization and bio-physics.

General Introduction
Part I: Framing
Introduction
1: Where the Thinking Stops, Time Crystallises …
2: Differencing the City: Urban Identities and the Spatial Imagination
3: Strange Days

Part II: Moving
Introduction
4: Resistance or Security? Young People and the 'Appropriation' of Urban, Cultural and Consumer Space
5: Prestige Projects, City Centre Restructuring and Social Exclusion: Taking the Long-Term View
6: Car-Ceral Cities: Social Geographies of Everyday Urban Mobility

Part III: Practising
Introduction
7: What is Radical Architecture?
8: Public Art: a Renewable Resource
9: Landscape, Ecology, Art and Change

Part IV: Shaping
Introduction
10: Gentrification and Social Exclusion: Spatial Policing and Homeless Activist Responses in the San Francisco Bay Area
11: Shaping the Cultural Landscape: Local Regeneration Effects
12: Turbulent Prospects: Sustaining Urbanism on a Dynamic Planet
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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